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OfflinePenguin
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Poor man's terrarium~because I am.
    #925687 - 10/02/02 07:03 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)


Using the MMGG:
I used a 2~liter bottle. 2 sheets of slightly damp paper towels on bottom. It is an Alien Substrate cake and I think or thought that it will fall over so I put a lid from a jar underneath it to steady it.

Should it be verm layer down? What do you think?


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Penguin]
    #925757 - 10/02/02 07:29 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

turn the cake upside down and put damp verm in the lid and put damp verm on top of the cake.


Edited by psilocybinjunkie (10/02/02 07:30 PM)


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: psilocybinjunkie]
    #925762 - 10/02/02 07:33 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

haven't got any more verm. :frown: 


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Penguin]
    #925807 - 10/02/02 07:49 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

go buy some more, either that or perlite will work. but you need some source of humidity.. without it the cake will dry up and you won't have shit.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #925825 - 10/02/02 07:56 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

But the paper towels are there. Is that not enough? Or should I just plop it down on the towles?


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Penguin]
    #925833 - 10/02/02 08:00 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

neither, get some verm or perlite. no, I don't think it's enough. are the sides of the bottle collecting condensation?


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #925836 - 10/02/02 08:01 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #925873 - 10/02/02 08:19 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

The paper towels should be enough in that size container. I think I read a tek about using 2 liters one time. Spike your water with a little H2O2 though so no mold grows on the wet paper towels.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: StS]
    #925889 - 10/02/02 08:26 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

if you've got condensation then you should be ok for right now.. paper towels suck because for one they dry up quickly, and two they're more prone to contams. if you absolutly can't afford a bag of verm or perlite.. it might work ok, but you'd be better off the other way around.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #925906 - 10/02/02 08:34 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Make sure you change that towel very frequently, ie every few days

If you can find any tupperware container that you can open you would be better off using that, something that you can mist the sides with.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: utopianglory]
    #925919 - 10/02/02 08:36 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Or better still perhaps case that with plain vermiculite, casings need far less humidity and you can do it in any container.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: utopianglory]
    #925999 - 10/02/02 09:01 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

absolutly! definatly case next time.. just get a small rubbermaid and do it in there


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #927180 - 10/03/02 03:19 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

I have two rubbermaid containers the size of shoe boxes. but they arent high enough, how high should the container be? I can exchange them for one 12" high instead of 6" high


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: LSAuser]
    #927213 - 10/03/02 03:30 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Just leave the lid off and put it in your fruiting chamber when the fruits come?


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Penguin]
    #928194 - 10/03/02 12:19 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Lookin good.

Here's what me and a friend did last night
base of a 50 cd spindle, top of a 50 cd spindle (with top cut off) and top to a 100 cd spindle with wet perlite at the bottom.





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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: shroomologist]
    #929350 - 10/03/02 08:30 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Looks good!

(cigar was nice, btw - thank you!)

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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Gulliver]
    #929365 - 10/03/02 08:38 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

whats up A

glad to see you on here
can't wait to do some hunting with ya.

state park, mushroom ID book, and some baggies and my digital cam!


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #933226 - 10/04/02 11:48 PM (18 years, 11 months ago)

Snobrdr311, so it is ok for you to put perlite on the actual cake itself?


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Penguin]
    #933478 - 10/05/02 01:17 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

yeah you can lay the cake directly on it.. just out the perlite in a pasta strainer and run water though it.. or put it in a bowl add a bunch of water then strain it all out.


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Re: Poor man's terrarium~because I am. [Re: Snobrdr311]
    #933483 - 10/05/02 01:18 AM (18 years, 11 months ago)

the picture above looks perfect


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